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Finalmente

by Sandro Fazzolari

Music that inspires reflection and aims to move the spirit.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Op. 5, No. 2
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2. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 10, No. 2: I. Ondes
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3. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 10, No. 2: II. Sulfur
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4. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 10, No. 2: III. Noces Mystiques
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5. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 10, No. 2: IV. L'alchemiste
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6. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 10, No. 2: V. Arc
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7. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 10, No. 2: VI. La Revanche
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8. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 10, No. 2: VII. Homo Sapiens
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9. A Prelude On a Pianist's Name, Op. 10, No. 1
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Of three works on this recording, the prelude (2010) and the quartet
(2010-2011) are amongst my more recent while the sonata dates back
to my NYC days being composed in 1990.
The Sonata is a in simple tertiary form with an introduction, the ABA
sections and a coda. It is not strictly in sonata-allegro form as the tonality
changes differ from classical expectations and usage. Of note is
the transformation of the first theme (Allegro, a minor) into the second
theme (Adagio, b flat minor) by way of extension of its opening interval by
a semitone (a P5th becomes a minor 6th). The same semitone used in the
main modulation from a to b flat minor. The themes otherwise resemble
themselves and are really one developed guise of the other. The piece is
introspective and hopefully inspires thought about one’s inner self.
The String Quartet No.1 is a program piece inherently connected to the
paintings of Anne Delaby. Please view the paintings when listening to each
movement, it will make more sense. In each of its seven movements, I have
tried to harmonically represent the color pallet used by the French artist.
The melodic content was chiefly inspired by their titles and I imagined a
little story for each work, literally taking pictorial elements, i.e. the Egyptian
mythological symbols in L’Alchemiste, and writing themes that would
recall, in this case, dancing serpents in the marketplace. There are musical
references to several symbols: water, matter, animals, light, birth and
death. The leitmotif of the piece is the enigma that people today are being
called upon to resolve in their rapport with nature. One which I found fascinating
and provided a reoccurring thread to all seven of the movements.
The piece is dedicated to Sir Edward Elgar and Anne Delaby.
The Prelude was written for a fellow Canadian pianist whose name, when
pronounced simply sounded to me like the first four notes. There are no
letter relationships involved, but rather it is a very tightly wound piece entirely
based on those four notes representing the syllables of the name.
They are in the harmony, the motives, intertwined in countermelodies and
developed throughout. I used harmonics during the middle section and
ultimately these suggested that I harmonize those four notes tonally. This
piece aims at combining both tonal and atonal styles in a uniform way.
ENJOY!
Sandro Fazzolari


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David D.

Masterful
Expressive and deeply felt music that opens up new worlds for the listener. Creatively intersects with various styles of modern music.

Richard Schletty

Rich
Easy on the ears, mind and soul. Sprinkles of chromaticism against a backdrop of classical contours. Nice chamber hall resonance. I like the dynamic range and expressiveness of these pieces.

Giovanni Mafrici

Finalmente by Sandro Fazzolari
Congratulazioni Sandro!
Giovanni Mafrici

Piius

Great Job!
Master in eclecticism. Bravissimo, Sandro!

Andre van Haren

A lovely compilation of music!
Congratulations with this great CD, Sandro! I had the oppertunity to hear the music many times while I engraved it for you and are happy to see the final product on this site. Hopefully we will keep on working together for years to come! Great job,
best wishes, André

Katarzyna Wieczorek, pianist

inspiration
This sonata mirrors the soul of today's world, still deep, flexible and looking for beauty everywhere after all this nonsense going on in the universe...Thank You for this beautiful piece...it reminds the humanity of the most needed values.

Laura Ansaldi - Soprano

Sandro Fazzolari
I had yet the big chance to work with Sandro, interpreting one of his compositions (Ave Maria), and to appreciate his wonderful talent. This album (Finalmente) is another amazing surprise: a music extremely emotioning and expressive, lyric, rich, full of significance. Sandro, you are a great composer.

The Revd Canon William Cliff

Transformative
This album was transformative for me. I knew Sandro years ago, while we were both undergraduates. I went on to become a priest and he a composer. The ability to express such depth of emotion, waves of peace, complexity, classical discourses wrapped in contemporary language of harmony and composition. There is real depth here, and I feel like I have re-discovered an old friend (which I have) but now know him in a new way. This music, exercises one's spirit while it engages the mind.

Manolo A.

Fascinating
Sandro Fazzolari rocks. What glorius music. The story of Sandro Fazzolari's life is fascinating.
I adore Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano

Sylvia Fazzolari

Bravo
There is depth to the music, interesting crescendos, music that moves. Bravo
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